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Jon Holland Impact Indee Fund

Earlier this year we lost a good friend, Jon Holland. Jon was a founding member of Independence BrewBQ and a very important part of so may community activities. He was truly a “Professional Volunteer”.

The Board of Independence Celebrations Committee (who also oversees Independence BrewBQ) has established the Jon Holland Impact Indee Fund to continue Jon’s legacy by creating a perpetual income stream to make a positive impact in Independence. The best way to honor Jon is to encourage people to get involved by offering their time and talents to better Independence.

The Jon Holland Impact Indee Fund is a permanent fund with the Community Foundation. The annual distribution from the fund will support community betterment projects and programs in Jon’s memory. The program areas include financial support for secondary education endeavors and projects to enhance the Independence Community.

This fund is eligible for the Endow Iowa Tax Credit as it is a permanent fund with an accredited Community Foundation. As a donor, individuals receive a 25% Iowa tax credit for your donation. This year’s credits are going fast however, donations will be eligible for the 2018 tax credit pool on a first-in-line basis. The donation is also eligible for the regular federal tax deduction for the current tax year. The tax credit is more favorable than a deduction.

Click here for a program flyer to share and/or send in a contribution.

Individuals may contribute online at or mail checks to CFNEIA at 3117 Greenhill Circle, Cedar Falls, IA  50613. Please make your check payable to the Jon Holland Impact Indee Fund or the Buchanan County Community Foundation noting the Holland Impact Fund in the memo. If you have questions, please contact Terry Gaumer at or 319-243-1354.